Mark Christie resigns from Sherwood School District Board of Directors

posted Mar 14, 2012, 5:09 PM by Corey Thompson   [ updated Mar 14, 2012, 5:34 PM ]
On February 14, 2012 during Sherwood School District’s School Board meeting, Director Mark Christie announced his resignation from the Board of Directors, effective June 30, 2012.   

Christie has served as a director on the Sherwood School Board since 1997, and his four children all graduated from Sherwood Schools.  In his resignation letter, he notes it has been “an amazing 15 years…serving our great Sherwood School District” and praised the other members of the Board for their commitment to providing the best educational experience to each individual student in the District. Christie intends to continue his commitment to public service and run for a position on the Devils Lake Water Improvement Board, where his family owns property.  

"It has been such a pleasure to work with, and learn from, Mark Christie,” said Superintendent Heather Cordie, “His love of our school district and community, coupled with his years of experience, have been such a wonderful addition to our Board of Directors.  He will be missed!" Board Vice Chair Sue Hekker is most impressed with Christie’s commitment to speaking his mind, always with the best interest of the children and the community he serves.  “It is certainly hard to sum up the many years of service Mark Christie has given this community. He has answered the call … and left us all better for it,” notes Hekker.  Fellow Director Kevin Noreen said he will miss Mark’s “sense of humor, dedication and love for the Sherwood School District.” 

Christie serves in Position 2 on the Board, with a term set to expire June 30, 2013.  In accordance with Board policy, the vacancy and selection process will be announced by the Board at its meeting on March 13, 2012.  The Board will appoint a replacement to serve the remaining year of Christie’s term.